“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Make your own victories. Make your own mistakes.” - Joan Jett, Rock Singer & Songwriter, Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Happy Birthday to Joan Jett — the Queen of Rock and Roll is turning 61 years old today. A female trailblazer in the male-dominated rock music genre, Jett is best known for performing with The Blackhearts and founding The Runaways, one of punk rock’s first all-female bands. Jett released numerous hit songs throughout her career, including "Cherry Bomb” and "I Love Rock 'n Roll”, which was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. Jett was also a dynamic force behind the scenes, founding Blackheart Records in 1980 and producing albums for bands like Bikini Kill and L7. After 40 years of fusing punk, glam and heavy metal to tremendous success, Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.